The Wings of the Dove by Henry James is Published

The Wings of the Dove is a 1902 novel by Henry James.

This novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her impact on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested.

Henry James complained that people don't pay close enough attention when reading his books. He may not have realized what he was asking. Not only does one have to read this book closely; one has to read between the lines, as well. "The Wings of the Dove" is made up of characters so subtle and so intelligent that even a careful reader will be challenged to keep up.”

— Cindy Dashnaw, Scholar

The Wings of the Dove, James's masterfully nuanced novel, traces the efforts of Kate Croy to secure the dying Milly Theale's fortune for her unacknowledged fiancé, Merton Densher.